iPad Why is the release date a secret?

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  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

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    I don't understand why the release date is being kept a secret? Wouldn't Apple want everyone to know that it's coming out on such and such date. Thanks.
     
  2. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    They don't get to have many secrets anymore so they are taking what they can.
     
  3. flur macrumors 68000

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  5. iphone joe thread starter macrumors regular

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    hahahahahahahahahaha
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 604

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    If a company preannounces a product, sales of the existing product come to a halt.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_effect
     
  7. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    They were asked not to have a release date so that people don't camp out anymore.
     
  8. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    Except in the case of the Mac Mini, as late 2012 models start flying off the shelf...
     
  9. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Why would this be the case?
     
  10. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    John Lewis now have click and collect on the Air 2's for tomorrow at 2PM or later.
     
  11. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    they've done this with other ipads in the past. when the cellular mini originally came out it was delayed with no actual release date.

    if they are shipping this week, then start checking the stores toward the end of the week.

    it has nothing to do with people camping out :rolleyes:
     
  12. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    They don't want people camping out because it is a public nuisance. Trash everywhere, people sleeping on the sidewalk, tents blocking pedestrian walkways, local business owners losing business because people don't' want to walk over the geeks to go have lunch, etc.
     
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68030

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    I've thought about this, and I think it's a very crafty move by Apple.

    Normally, the keynote includes a general availability date. But this year, I think they are purposelessly obfuscating the availability date so there will be no press about the lack of lines and interest in the iPad.
     
  14. jvette macrumors 6502

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    Like Apple gives a hoot. As long as they get their money let the trash roll and the people sleep. I still guess they will be in stores Friday.
     
  15. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Its a way for Apple to make sure despite all leaks, there is at least one thing they can keep secret about an upcoming product launch.
     
  16. KIERONOO macrumors newbie

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    So when is the Air 2 available in retail stores?
     
  17. mangomind macrumors 6502a

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    Many times Apple updates a product, like a Macbook or iMac, without prior notice and without announcing a release date. But consumers know a yearly update is coming, just not exactly when. Most of the iPad releases are becoming more and more of a mundane yearly regular spec bump, like most Mac releases. Apple is just treating iPads and Macs more similarly now, in respect to the yearly hardware update method. Apple stills gives prior notice to iPad releases, but doesn't announce a release date.
     
  18. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    I pre-ordered at BestBuy.com for in store pickup, says it will be ready Friday for pickup.

     
  19. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I didn't see the option for pickup
     
  20. bobbba macrumors regular

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    Tomorrow for wifi if the UK John Lewis is anything to go by.
     
  21. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    It's all common knowledge at this point, that's why.
     
  22. xplocvo macrumors member

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    Looks like the 64GB and some of the 16GB models have the store pick-up option, but not 128GB. Boo.
     
  23. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    No, I wasn't implying that apple didn't want the campers. I was implying that they were told by authorities that they aren't allowed to have it anymore.
     
  24. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    This would never happen as Apple loves all of the attention they get from these line ups in front of their stores.
     
  25. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I understand that apple wants it, but others don't. It really is inconsiderate of other businesses and the general public to have people camping out everywhere.
     

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